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Can't Install Theme (6 posts)

  1. wisekal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've tried everything to install a new theme on WordPress 2.8 I believe it is. Everytime I go to the WP-Admin and try uploading a new theme, it just tries to load forever, then eventually gives me a Failure Notice and an option to retry.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    Bryce

  2. TracieMahan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i'm no help but i'm here looking to solve this same problem
    :(

  3. wisekal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah if I find the answer I will post a response.

    I've asked on three message boards and still waiting a response. Please do post your findings if you find a resolution :)

  4. wisekal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there not anyone out there who can help us?

  5. wisekal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Tracie,

    I don't know if you resolved your problem or not, but I managed to find a resolution to mine.

    Instead of uploading the template through "WP-ADMIN", I went and uploaded the zipped template using FTP Commander, to "WP-CONTENT" > "THEMES", and once it was uploaded I extracted the contents.

    Went to WP-ADMIN and the template was available to activate. I can now customize the template - but had to change a few CHMODS but you will get red text telling you which folders to change CHMODS for.

    Hopefully this method works for you as well.

  6. Peter Boosten
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Went to WP-ADMIN and the template was available to activate. I can now customize the template - but had to change a few CHMODS but you will get red text telling you which folders to change CHMODS for.

    Then that's your problem: in order to do anything via the webinterface the user apache runs on has to have write access to the entire /wp-content/ directory (and sub directories).

    Peter

  7. ThorHammer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Tracie, do as wisekal says. The theme you try to upload might be packed wrong. If so, WP can't find the files inside the zip, if they for example are in a separate folder inside the zip. This is case with some plugins as well.
    So download, unzip, check in which directory the files are, and upload this folder.

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